Entertainment Packages

The Best of Opera in Presidential Prague

€1,389

Per Person Sharing - Single Supplement €335

Don Giovanni | Carmen | Nabucco Estates Theatre | National Theatre | State Opera

5-nights, departing 20 April 2024

April 2024, indulge yourself in Opera in Presidential Prague. Glorious music performed in Pragues’ stunning Opera Houses including the Estates Theatre, National Theatre and the Prague State Opera. We add city tours in Prague and an excursion to Kutná Hora, a provincial town of great charm and history.

Prague is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most renowned and enthralling capitals. The city will delight you at every turn, with palaces, cathedrals, and churches located throughout. Then there are the splendid bridges arching across the river, none more famous than the exquisite 15th century Charles Bridge, plus historic churches and merchants’ houses adorning the beautiful old town. Not forgetting the fascinating “astronomical clock” on the city’s unpronounceable square, Staromestske Namesti.

Top category tickets to three operas included: Don Giovanni in the Estates Theatre, Carmen in the National Theatre and Nabucco in the Prague State Opera, and centrally located 5* Hotel.

Day 1

Depart Dublin at c.12:55 to Prague (Aer Lingus). (flight times subject to change).

Your hotel – Hotel Occidental Praha Wilson

The Wilson hotel is located just across from the grandiose National Museum, close to the Prague State Opera at the top end of Wenceslas Square. The Old Town Square is just a 15-minute walk, the Jewish quarter is 20 minutes on foot. There is also a metro station (Muzeum) on the doorstep.

On arrival in Prague, meet your local guide and transfer to the Hotel Wilson where you booked for five- nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Evening at leisure.

Day 2

Our Prague City tour is a superb introduction to the city of Prague, a city known for its rich opulent beauty and epic history. Meet your local guide in hotel lobby and set off to learn about the history of Prague. The coach tour will introduce you to the major historical areas of Prague with Wenceslas Square at its heart, where the State Opera and National Museum look down on. Next, you will drive up to Prague Castle to discover the major sights within. Please do be aware that this is a very popular time for visit to Prague and there can be a queue into the castle district, this does however usually move quickly. Our guide will bring to life the magnificent buildings in the Castle district and explaining their turbulent history, and royal connections From Prague Castle, your guide will walk you down to the Vltava River, beginning with a flight of steps (the steps are lengthy, but wide and deep, and so fairly easy to walk down). The walk will take you across the city’s most well-known historic attraction, the stunning Charles Bridge, which offers wonderful panoramic views of the city.

Please note that sightseeing tour is part by coach and part on foot as some of the most historic areas of Prague are only accessible on foot. We recommend that you wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes as the majority of the tour takes place on foot.

Evening

Meet your local guide and walk (15 minutes down Wenceslas Square) to the Estates Theatre for the evening performance of Don Giovanni.

Performance details:   Don Giovanni in the Estates Theatre

If we were to name the works that connect Prague with the global music and theatre, the top position among

them would undoubtedly be occupied by W. A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Start time: 17:00 Running time: 3 hours

Three-course post-concert dinner after the performance. At the end of the evening, return on foot back to the hotel.

Day 3

Depart on a half-day excursion to Kutna Hora, a medieval town located to the east of Prague and now designated a world heritage site, protected by UNESCO.

During the Middle Ages the discovery of huge deposits of silver transformed Kutná Hora into the most important city in the Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague. The wealth and prosperity that flowed from the mines led to a rich architectural development of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. And it is through visiting the most important buildings on the tour that we learn of the history of the town. Beautiful churches such as St. Barbara’s Cathedral and elegant palaces like the Italian Court were constructed, where the Royal Mint was sited and produced coins for the whole kingdom. And to house the newly wealthy citizens, impressive burgher houses were built throughout the 15th century. Lunch is included in the excursion.

Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 4

Morning walking tour of Jewish Prague. Explore the history of what was once the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe. This tour explores the history of the Jewish people in Prague throughout the ages. Hear about the every day life of the Jewish people through the ages: how they lived, worked and survived, and of their successes and their failures. Exterior visits.

Evening

The evening begins with an early three-course pre-opera dinner in your hotel restaurant.

After dinner, transfer with your guide to the National Theatre for the evening performance of Carmen.

Performance details:

Carmen in the National Theatre

Bizet’s Carmen is a staple of the repertoire of the majority of opera houses worldwide. The opera is extremely popular owing to the music, abounding in torrential rhythms, engrossing melodies and bewitching songs of the beautiful Gypsy, as well as the overwhelming power of the passions depicted in the story.

Start time: 19:00

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes

At the end of the evening, transfer via coach back to the hotel.

Day 5

Day at leisure to explore Prague.

Evening

The evening begins with an early three-course pre-opera dinner in your hotel restaurant.

After dinner, make the short walk with your guide to the Prague State Opera for the evening performance of Nabucco.

Performance details:

Nabucco in the Prague State Opera

A Biblical epic about power, love, religion and freedom. The story, more than a thousand years old, depicts a religiously motivated war and a nation’s expulsion from its home – and it is set in the Middle East, the most turbulent region there is.

Start time: 19:00

Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes

At the end of the evening, return on foot back to the hotel.

Day 6

Transfer to Prague airport for return flight. Flight departs Prague at 12:00 and arrives Dublin 13:35

Includes

  • Return flights, taxes and transfers
  • Five-nights in the Wilson Hotel Hotel with breakfast
  • Walking guided tour of Jewish Prague with admission
  • Guided coach and walking tour of Prague with visit to Prague Castle
  • Half-day excursion to Kutna Hora with lunch
  • Three evening meals
  • Category one ticket to Don Giovanni in the National Theatre
  • Category one ticket to Carmen in the Estates Theatre
  • Category one ticket to Nabucco in the Prague State Opera
  • Free time for independent sightseeing
  • Private coach and guide assistance for transfers and excursions

All prices are subject to availability at the time of booking.